The First Creative Music Series Concert of 2018!
Fans (and new comers) of Improv (Jazz, too), Electronics, Contemporary Chamber Ensembles, Experimental Music, Composition.
The Carl Testa Sextet comes to town-Boston debut Multi-instrumental w/voice, Contemporary New Music from New England/New York in a Boston debut!
Carl Testa – bass, electronics
Erica Dicker – violin, baritone violin
Junko Fujiwara – cello (Boston)
Louis Guarino Jr – trumpet
Andria Nicodemou – vibraphone, percussion (Boston)
Anne Rhodes – voice
At the intersection of improvisation, electronics, experimental music, new media. The sextet will be performing with the latest iteration of Carl Testa’s interactive electronic music system called Sway, inspired by the works of George Lewis and Richard Teitelbaum that runs without direct intervention from Carl or the ensemble.
Carl Testa (b. 1984, Chicago, IL), residing in New Haven, CT now. As a composer, he has written acoustic and electronic music for configurations ranging from solo to chamber orchestra, including multimedia pieces that incorporate electronics, lighting, dance, and theater. His work has been performed throughout the US and Europe, and is documented on many recordings, most recently “Iris (for solo bass and electronics)” (Lockstep Records 2013), and “Sⁿ (for prepared guitar and electronics)”, a collaboration with guitarist Christopher Riggs (Gold Bolus Records 2015).
In addition to his work as a leader/collaborator, he performs regularly with composer Anthony Braxton’s ensembles and bassist Mario Pavone’s ensembles. He serves as the Director of Publishing and Creative Technology for Braxton’s Tri-Centric Foundation where he manages all facets of the production of digital and print scores for the organization. He is the production manager for noted jazz venue and record label Firehouse 12. He also organized The Uncertainty Music Series from 2007-2017, which was a monthly concert series in New Haven, CT featuring improvised, electronic.